The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, August 08, 1968, Image 13

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lit Aggie Defensive Lineup g Shows Battle Experience leit se»y ' vi U b et (,; ,r ^ Roli ei ( ■ spri ^ at qiiat. llete qualj. ; s PHt «ij “EiHatti; change, ‘^ack at t ’Pkanio^ at t Blaei ' Vela anj are behinj swell, „ (1 “P tl ( a P weal ^ the I i at weal all-soplij. 'Phamotej md j[ik ( to Kovai e Parket Thomas, the back at stroaj hey line) training, oh effort 'out so® rly havs THE BATTALION Thursday, August 8, 1968 College Station,, Texas Page 5 Only Grady Allen was lost from last year’s starting defensive team and Mike DeNiro latched onto the spot with tough, quick eagerness during the spring. Experience in the battle arena should make the defense a mite better next fall. All of the returning starters kept their positions during the spring but they can’t afford to relax next fall because a group of young hopefuls are waiting in the wings to take over. At the close of spring drills, DeNiro and Jim Piper were the ends, Rolf Krueger and Harvey Aschenbeck the tackles, Lynn Odom the middle guard, Ivan Jones the rover, Bill Hobbs and Buster Adami the linebackers, Ross Brupbacher and Curley Hall man the halfbacks and Tommy Maxwell the safety. Hallman, out late with a pulled muscle, missed the spring game. Behind them were senior let- termen Jerry Campbell and soph omore Roy Kirkpatrick at the ends, sophomores Dale Watts and Mike Tighe at the tackles, let- terman Winston Beam at middle guard despite missing spring practice because of a knee opera tion, lettermen Leroy Hauerland and Lynn Fister at rover, sopho mores Randy Maddox and Andy Tewell at linebackers, letterman Jack Whitmore and sophomore Dave Elmendorf behind Brup bacher at one half and letterman Tom Sooy and squadman John Turney behind Hallman at the other. Letterman Arthur Cooley backs up Maxwell at safety. Hobbs won all-America honors last year and was named the best lineman on the all-Bowl selec tions. Aschenbeck and Hallman also made the all-Bowl defen sive unit. Krueger and Maxwell were all-SWC choices last year along with Hobbs. Despite the many big plays of last year, the defense has room to improve on its fifth-place fin ish in per-game defensive aver ages in the conference. PIPER KRUGER ODOM ASHENBECK DeNIRO JONES Read Battalion Classifieds Team Outlook For Fall 68 TOP PROSPECTS—There are a number of solid, proven foot ball players, all of whom could improve in 1968. The 10 two- year starters, all of whom could qualify as candidates for A&M’s top players, include Hargett, Housley, Long, Maxwell, Krue ger, Hobbs, Aschenbeck, Buck- man, Hallman and Jones. Others who are returning starters from last year’s championship squad are Adami, Brupbacher, Piper, Odom, Stegent, Gough and Kovar. TOP SOPHOMORES—On the basis of performances during spring training, DeNiro, Stall ings, Parker and Fields would have to be grouped at the top because they were the only ones finishing on starting teams. But, there were others who were ag gressive, dedicated and promis ing in the spring. They include Gruben, Lightfoot, Stinson, Rea gan, Stansberry, Weaver, Black and Kelly on offense and Watts, Tighe, Kirkpatrick, Maddox, Te well and Elmendorf on defense. POSITION CHANGES—Among returning varsity players, there were very few. Caswell moved from center to weak tackle and Stallings, a redshirt, also moved from center to weak guard. Some of the sophomores-to-be were shifted from spots they played as freshmen. KICKING—Punter Steve O’ Neal, a quality kicker, carries splendid credentials into his sen ior season. As a sophomore he averaged 42.3 yards on 81 punts. Place-kicker Charlie Riggs boot ed 15 of 18 extra points last year and made good on 8 of 10 field goal attempts. PASSING—Hargett is among the top passers in the nation. He holds virtually all of A&M’s school records for passing. RECEIVING—Experienced and adequate. Stegent, Long, Max well Buckman, Harris, Housley and Adams last year combined for 93 catches for 1,482 yards and 15 touchdowns. RUNNING—Stegent and Hous ley are quality runners but their ultimate success may depend largely on the development of adequate blocking in the offen sive line. HOBBS ADAMI BRUPBACKER HALLMAN MAXWELL Stop and Consider Our Book Policy Before You Buy We Will Buy Back All Books We Sell When Edition Is Still Current. When You Buy From Us ^ We’ll Buy From You. USED BOOKS ARE A REAL SAYING But They Never Last Long. BUY EARLY and SAVE MONEY. If \ou Know Your Course WE KNOW YOUR BOOKS. All texts on official university booklist. You Can’t Lose When We Guarantee Full Cash Re funds For 2 Weeks. This Eliminates Errors and Allows For Course Changes. loupots MADE BY TRADES WHERE TRADES ARE MADE FOUR YEARS FROM NOW.... PICTURE YOURSELF AS A SENIOR! have your picture taken each year for the AGGIELAND— an Aggie Tradition at UNIVERSITY SIUDIO Official Photographer — Aggieland ’69